The Best of Prince Edward Island

Things to Do Prince Edward Island

One of Canada’s most charming islands is located in its remote northeastern corner, surrounded by the icy North Atlantic water.  This small bucolic province is home to Green Gables Heritage Place, red sandstone cliffs, golden sandy beaches, and dozens of lighthouses.

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If you are looking for a world class destination that has sweeping panoramic vistas, charming towns, and long stretches of beaches, visit Prince Edward Island, referred to as PEI.  The red soil, lush green farm land, rolling hills, blue ocean and skies restore your soul!  As famous author L.M. Montgomery shares, “This is the land of ruby, emerald, and sapphire.”

Here’s our list of recommended places to visit, dine, and how to get around.

What to Do:

  1. Visit Green Gables Heritage Place:

    This is a must on our to do list for Prince Edward Island! Step back in time to the days of author Lucy Maud Montgomery and what inspired her to write Anne of Green Gables.  Visit the home where the author lived, and you’ll experience the inspiration that helped her write her books.  Walk the Haunted Woods, and Lovers Lane.  Explore the town Cavendish nearby.

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  2. Explore the Northern Coast on the Central part of the PEI.

    We drove 25 miles of coast along the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and stopped at beaches, Village Pottery in New London, and visited little picturesque towns like French River, and North Rustico.  Don’t Miss!  The red sandstone cliffs on the northern coast.

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  3. Lighthouses:

    There are dozens of lighthouses that dot the PEI from West to East.  Some of the lighthouses are public and can be visited – check the schedule at the tourism site link below.
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  4. Cycle the bike paths along the coasts:

    This is such a fun way to see all that our things to do list has to offer. check the tourism site for the routes. Very scenic!

  5. Kayak:

    We saw kayakers who were fishing near French River – looked like a lot of fun!

  6. Take a Beach Stroll:

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    The long stretches of beach provide lots of places to take long walks on the beach.

  7. Explore Old Charlottetown, the capital city:

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    Great George Street, Victoria Park (and the boardwalk), Peake’s Wharf, and Victoria Row (pedestrian street) for tasty treats, local art and outdoor music.  Lots of charm in Old Charlottetown with 18th century mansions on gaslit and cobblestone streets.

Where to Dine:

Dave Lobster Rolls:  Looking for a perfect Atlantic Canadian Lobster Roll? We sampled the traditional, fancy, and spicy variations of the lobster roll and recommend all three!

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How to Get Around:

Avis and Budget Rental Car:  it’s easy to rent a car near the port, and drive yourself to see some of the highlights on Prince Edward Island.  We hope to return and visit all three sections of the island from West to East.  Most of our time was spent exploring the Central part of PEI on the northern coast.

Travel Resources:

Charlottetown, PEI Tourism Office:  For more ideas of what to see and do while on PEI, visit


Global Adventuress would like to thank the PEI Tourism Office for hosting our rental car, lunch at Dave’s Lobster, and providing excellent maps and brochures to discover the beauty of this island.

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